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 Post subject: 1998 LeMond Tourmalet
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:16 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:14 pm
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Location: Glos
Right, about time I showed my road bike here too!

Back in 1998 it was time to dabble in the dark art of the road. Cheltenham Cycles came up trumps from all the bikes I looked at with the LeMond Tourmalet.

Triple chainring for my mtb used legs was a perfect start, and I really bought into the look of the bike and LeMond heritage that has gone into it.

Now he has done over 7,500 miles on mostly the original kit which is entry level RSX. The frame is butted Reynolds 525, made in the Trek factory in Wisconsin.

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The signature of the man himself!
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Proud to be Reynolds!
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World Champ!
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As with my steel Pine Mountain I really love this bike. Have done some time trials and won a cycling club hill climb on him too back in the day. Now I use him for triathlon - the fit of the bike is really great (the LeMond design influence).

Hope you all like him too!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:33 pm
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Location: Oban, Argyll.
I like that allot. Why do so few modern road bikes have no mudguard mounts and pump pegs? Still looks mint condition.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:52 pm 
The Guv'nor
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Great looking Lemond, always thought they looked 'right', almost bought one of their ti offerings a few years back.

Used to know the guys in Cheltenham Cycle's reasonably well, assume Johnny Rowland is still at the helm?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:40 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:14 pm
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Location: Glos
Thanks hibernian, he is in fairly good nick, there are the tell tale signs of wear under the cable where they rub on the frame and a couple of small bits.
At the end of the day if its too perfect it means you aint been riding it enough!


John is still the main man at Cheltenham Cycles, really great shop still with the most imaculate workshop I think I have ever seen in a bike shop! Mainly buy my biking clothes there now.


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